At times during this crisis, particularly when it started, it seemed like only the press were holding the government to account.
In the early weeks of the crisis when we should have been social distancing, testing, contact tracing, quarantining the infected, and urgently sourcing proper protective gear for medics and other essential workers.
Instead we had Boris Johnson's jovial, lackadaisical "inaction plan" when it most mattered. He also has put himself needlessly at great risk and has ended up in intensive care as a result, when the country most needs leadership.
It took the likes of publications that normally reside in the gutter and Piers bloody Morgan to make the government actually wake up and take this seriously.